RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Pollenator Golden Ale is brewed with over three pounds of fresh New England honey in every barrel. Inspired by no particular style at all, Pollenator is free as a bee with no strings attached. A refreshing Golden Ale perfect for casual spring and summer fun and whatever comes naturally!
Available Spring and Summer.

Style: Spring Ale
Color: Vibrant Gold
Bitterness Units: 23
ABV: 4.6%
Date of Introduction: 1996
Malts: 2-Row and Crystal
Hops: Nugget and Cascade
Packages Available: Six packs and twelve packs of 12 ounce bottles, five gallon logs, 50L (13.2-gallon) kegs
Availability: Spring Seasonal
Description: Features a medium amber body, balanced with a modest amount of Willamette hops. This spring ale is highly drinkable, flavorful and finishes clean and crisp.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Got this on tap last night with some fairly high expectations that were not met, it was very mediocre. Came to me in a standard pint glass with almost no head to it at all, what was there was just barely around the edges, not much lacing. It had a nice golden color to it with excellent clarity, it did look like a nice beer. Not much of a smell to it at all. If you tried you could smell the hops, and some slight floral notes, but you really have to look for it. Taste was almost non-existent, very weak. What was there was some slight hop, almost tasted cheap. The mouthfeel was pretty good, seemed a little dry at the end, but was probably above average. Drinkability was pretty good too, fairly refreshing, but due to the taste I didnt even finish it. I was very surprised because there are quite a few brews from Long Trail that I really like, but I was really dissapointed with this one. I guess Id try it again, but if it was offered to me, dont think Id pay for it again based on this session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (11811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
On tap at Coles. Easy mouthfeel, ahoneyishyet not too sweet. Not much taste. Not much to look a, like some honey boiled in a glass. minimal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2011
A - Pours a clear golden-copepr color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a thin layer leaving behind some lacing on the glass. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and honey. There is also a bit of citrus hops in the background that come through. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts and some honey sweetness. Through the middle, a bit of hops and some deeper malt comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet malt and honey that linger. M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels fairly smooth, but a touch empty. The finish has some honey sweetness that lingers. D - Very drinkable. Could have used a bit more punch and comes off a bit empty. It does not feel watery or thin though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2011
(Bottle) I usually like Long Trials offerings, but this one left me flat, figuratively and literally. Wondering if I had an old bottle. (All brewers should date them). Traces of lemon in flavor. Not much noteworthy. Come on Long Trail, youre better than this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2011
The aroma is honey, wheat, cereal grains, toasted. The appearance is a nice translucent amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma, with less honey. The finish is cereal grains, pine and resin hops. Medium in body. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (6028) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2011
12 oz bottle from Migdon drank at Ryans 30th. Clear golden body under a large fluffy white head. Aroma and flavor of grains, cereal and honey. Easy drinking and a good training wheels beer to get people away from BMC.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1630) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Date on the side: 022111. A piss yellow pour with a skim of an off-white head. The refreshing aroma consists of grains, corn, a touch of lemon, and a faint hint of caramel in the background. Goes down thin, crisp, and as refreshing as it smells. Lightly sweet upfront in the taste with some cereal graininess, a touch of caramel, and a hint of honey. Some lemon and a dash of pepper in the slightly drying finish. A thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zdk (1912) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2011
Well this is just not very good. Aroma is stale honey, crackers. Sweet caramel. Some danky hops, with a light spice. Dry, bitter finish with more sweet sugar honey-like substance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDBaker11058 (2061) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
Apperance: clear medium-dark gold, with a one-finger white head; some nice lacing. Aroma: crackery malts, hay, grass, honey, flowers, hint of citrus. Taste: starts with a bit of pie crust, then floral and citrus notes, with grassy tones underneath. Finish: honey dryness and light citrus hops fade gently, and the crackery malts make a surprise reappearance. Notes: Looked and smelled like it would be very sweet, but was pleasantly subdued in flavors, with a decent balance and the honey bringing a floral dryness rather than overly sweet tones. Palate was light. Drinkable, but on the forgettable side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pours gold with a little head. Sweet honey taste, this is a light beer with a smooth finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5